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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,597Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
898 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$852K

2014

$972K

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

15,197

2014

15,971

2015

16,597

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
CLOPIDOGREL 985

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

179

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 984

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

831

prescriptions.

195

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 966

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

823

prescriptions.

224

patients, 25% of all patients

ELIQUIS 953

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

903

prescriptions.

157

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 849

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

757

prescriptions.

185

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 845

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

174

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 778

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

149

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 728

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

146

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 702

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

RANEXA 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROSTAT 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

BRILINTA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PINDOLOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

EFFIENT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Aug. 15, 2017.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.